Disney movies coming to Tesco's Blinkbox
Blinkbox, the Tesco-owned movie streaming provider, has agreed a deal with Disney that will bring new films and TV shows to the service on the same day as their DVD launch.
Under the deal with Disney UK & Ireland, Blinkbox users will be able to buy or rent movies and TV programmes to watch on their PC, Mac, connected TVs, games consoles and tablet computers without subscription.
Included in the deal announced on Wednesday is “War Horse,” the Steven Spielberg-directed movie distributed by The Walt Disney Co. and The Muppets being available to buy or rent on Blinkbox the same day as they are released on DVD.
Other content includes Toy Story, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins being available to buy, along with TV shows such as Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters produced by Disney's US network TV arm ABC Studios.
Michael Comish, the chief executive and co-founder of Blinkbox said "We are excited to be working with Disney to bring even more current and classic entertainment instantly to our Blinkbox customers, from movies to quality US TV dramas."
"This is the latest in a long line of deals with top studios ensuring that Blinkbox offer the latest releases the same day as DVD. To put it in to context, last week Blinkbox had 35 of the top 40 latest movie releases available to watch instantly.
"At Blinkbox we focus on the highest quality movie experience with all the latest titles available for our customers to enjoy anytime, anywhere without being tied into a subscription."
The Walt Disney Company EMEA's Catherine Powell added: "Working with innovative platforms such as Blinkbox, we are committed to offering our must-see entertainment to consumers in ever-more easily accessible, flexible ways.
"From classic Disney films, through to cutting-edge ABC Studios TV drama, this selection provides a broad choice for every member of the family."